ICHARM training policy For Capacity Development

ICHARM has been providing training programs that empower both individuals and organizations in disaster management. ICHARM also offers post-training follow-up activities, such as seminars for ex-trainees in their countries, to grasp their facing issues and establish new training courses.

Table: Number of Alumni of ICHARM training program (as of September 2023)

1. M.Sc. program:

This one-year M.Sc. program, "Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program," has been provided since 2007 jointly with JICA and GRIPS. The program is mainly designed for administrators in flood management in developing countries. Students attend lectures, practices and field trips in the first half and work on a Master's thesis in the latter half.

2. Ph.D. program:

This three-year Ph.D. program, "Disaster Management Program," has been provided since 2010 in collaboration with GRIPS. The Program is aimed for technical officials, engineers, and researchers in the fields of water-related disasters and disaster risk management policy in developing countries. After completing the program, graduates are expected to hold leadership positions in water-related disaster management.

3. Follow-up activity:

Post-training seminars and other workshops and meetings are occasionally organized mainly to support ex-trainees' activities in their countries.

  Place Date  
1st Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb. 7-9, 2007 Activity report
2nd Guangdong, China Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2008 Activity report
3rd Manila, the Philippines Feb. 17-19, 2009 Activity report
4th Hanoi, Vietnam
(Jointly with short course "Early warning system for flood disaster mitigation")
Nov. 6-7, 2010 Activity report
5th Bangkok, Thailand
(Jointly with the Southeast Asia Flood Risk Reduction Forum and workshop)
Feb. 20-23, 2012 Activity report
6th Dhaka, Bangladesh Feb. 13-14, 2013 Activity report
7th Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mar. 10-13, 2014 Activity report
8th Jakarta, Indonesia Mar. 3-4, 2015 Activity report
9th Tokyo, Japan Mar. 2, 2016 Activity report
10th Manila and Pampanga, the Philippines Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017 Activity report
11th Yangon, Myanmar Dec. 13-14, 2017 Activity report
12th Kathmandu, Nepal Jan. 23-24, 2019 Activity report
13th Colombo, Sri Lanka Feb. 12 and 14, 2020 Activity report
14th Tsukuba, Japan *online Feb. 15, 2022 Activity report
15th Tsukuba, Japan Feb. 22, 2023 Activity report

4. Short-term training program:

Participants learn knowledge and technologies relevant to water-related disaster risk management for a period of several days or weeks. Training courses are typically conducted in cooperation with JICA.

5. Internship

ICHARM accepts interns from Japan and overseas.

table for internship students